Image provided by: Morrow County Museum; Heppner, OR
About Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 9, 1950)
Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday, February 9, 1950
NATION At IDIIOIIAl
Asleep At The Switch
It looks like Heppner has been asleep at the
switch in the matter of getting recognition on the
proposed flood control dam. In the President's
authorization of projects coming under the U. S.
Army Engineer Corps, virtually all of the work
planned In the Walla Walla district engineer's
office has been sanctioned. This includes flood
control work in the main in the states of Wash
ington, Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming in the sum
There is no doubt but that a rcpitition of the
1903 disaster will have to befall us before we are
shaken into action. Too few of the older residents
remain today who can picture the death and ruin
on every hand following that fateful Sunday eve
ning when approximately one-fifth of the town's
population was blotted out and damage estimated
at more than one-half of a million dollars was
wrought. It is not a pretty picture to recall, and
none can say that a similar disaster will never
Other communities that are alive to their per
ils have gone into action and are now on the list
of projects coming up for immediate construction.
Shall we wake up and turn the switch that will
throw some of this flood cntrol work in our direc
tion or just remain asleep and let the help all go
sailing by to other districts?
Why Not Plant Trees?
Now that most of the farms have electric power
It should be possible to enter upon a program of
tree planting for windbreak and shelterbelt pur
poses. The power will be answering one of the
purposes for which it was sought if put to work
pumping water for minor irrigation projects on
the farms.' Gardens, lawns and shade trees
should be springing up Jill around as soon as wells
can be drilled and fitted with powered pumps.
Through the office of the county agent those
who wish to secure trees for planting may do so
at a nominal cost. Farmers have been advised
of the varieties and the cost of obtaining the
young trees from the state forestry department
The local agricultural office is urging windbreak
and shelterbelt plantings of seedlings that are
adapted to conditions in eastern Oregon. These
seedlings are not dependent on irrigation other
than that Mother Nature provides, but additional
water provided through pumping will assure a
higher percentage of trees making growth.
"Morrow county farms should use more trees
for protection from winter winds to both farm
buildings and livestock as well as protection from
storms to farm crops," a circular from the agent's
office state. Services of the office are available
to all who wish information in selection of spe
cies, planned windbreaks and shelterbelts, meth
ods of planting and other problems.
A Notable Birthday
America's Boy Scouts and leaders, now num
bering 2,300,000 strong, are observing the 40th
anniversary of their organization from February
6 to 12. Scouting has become so woven into the
American way of life it is difficult to recall when
our nation did not have this character-building,
leisure time program for its youth.
Since 1910, more than 16,500,000 American
boys and men have had the benefits of the train
ing, fellowship, handicraft skills and high adven
ture of Scouting. America is all the richer for it.
Many men in high places in American affairs
to day proudly credit Scouting's influence in their
The year-in, year-out civic and emergency ser
vice to the nation by Boy Scouts needs no recital
here. Scouting brings to boys at an important
time in their lives a program of worthwhile activ
ities, under high grade volunteers leadership.
The need is for more boys to have the advant
ages of Scout training. Althought more than
2,300,000 boys and leaders are now in Scouting,
there are thousands of boys still outside the or
ganization. They can get into the fun if more
institutions open their doors to them in their own
neighborhoods, and if more men interested in
boys, volunteer their time as leaders. It's an
investment that pays off richly in personal
30 YEARS A(3D)
February 12, 1920.
Mrs. Ida May Hughes, wife of
Matt T. Hughes, passed away at
the family home on Willow creek
Tuesday morning, February 10.
Mrs. Bertha Giger, second dau.
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Cox
of this city, died at the Oregon
City hospital February 6 from
County Clerk Waters reports
there is a strong demand for
dog licenses. Up to Saturday he
had sold 75 to various dog own
ers and some of the big sheep
men haven't been in yet. E. O.
Neill, Butter Creek sheepman
heads the list thus far, having
paid tax for 12 dogs.
J. B. Strader, aged 58 years
passed away at his home in Ir-
rigon Monday nlgm Dora lnflu-
Corsages for Elks Annual
Pick the flowers and we will
Mary Van's Flower Shop
Business men, farmers and
stockmen met with the county
court last week regarding ex
panding the Morrow County fair.
An option was taken on about
23 acres of fine bottom land be
longing to Wightman brothers
and situated about two miles be
low town. A meeting of all citi
zens has been called for Satur
day, February 21.
Census takers In the HeDDner
district completed their tasks the
past week and have forwarded
their findings to the district
Spring road work will open up
on Gooseberry road within a few
At the Star Theater February
17, Billie Burke in 'The Make
believe Wife" and Fatty Ar
buckle in "Good Night Nurse."
The American Way
PROFIT AND LOSS SYSTEM
By GEORGE PECK
First of all, please note care-.combination nf all three.
fully the title of this article
There never has been, is not now,
nor ever will be such a thing as
a "Profit System." Our economic
system is a two-way street it
entails both an opportunity for
PROFIT and a chance for LOSS.
It is true that men and women
engage in business, or invest their
savings in business, primarily in
the hope of making a profit, but
unfortunately their hopes are not
always realized. In fact, over the
history of American business, the
businesses showing losses have
for outnumbered those that have
PROFIT in industry is what is
left after all materials, power,
wages, taxes and other expenses
have been paid. It respresents
that part contributed by human
imagination, careful plannine.
skill and hard work.
LOSS in industry is the deficit
that arizes because the planning
has been faultv. or there has
Profit over the combined man
ufacturlne industries of the
country is small compared to the-
wages paid to workers. And not
even all this profit is paid out to
stockholders in dividends. A por
tion of it is set aside to build new
plants and to acquire extra or
improved machinery so that more
and better jobs can be created.
Another portion is set aside as
rainy day insurance in order that
business can be carried on and
workers kept employed during
unprofitable periods of operation.
Cash divideds paid to stock
holders are really rent on the
savings invested by men and
women who, because of special
ability, hard work and selfdenial,
have accumulated a surplus of
money over and above their sub
There is no guarantee that
savings will earn a profit as
a matter of fact, there is no as
surance that the investor will
been a lack of skill, or there has ZZZ " ,ne '"T ,U
i not lose part or all of his or her
tuuf, ,u u,., ur savings, investment always in
volves risk. That Is my quarrel
with the "hright" boys who ad
vocate a planned economy they
would have us belive that every
body can win all the time. This
just cannot be done. As previous
ly pointed out in this article,
failures in business have greatly
exceeded successes, so that there
is more than an even chance the
investor will lose rather than
And even If the Investor is
lucky and does make a profit, It
will amount to only a small an
nual return on his invested sav
ings, over and against which he
has taken the risk of losing one
hundred percent of his invest
ment. The advocates of the various
socialistic systems loudly decry
the huge profits made under what
they erroneously term the "Profit
System." They pick out the few
isolted instances where big profits
actually have been made, but
say nothing of the many, many
small profits that are earned.
They are very mum about losses
and completlcy tongueticd re
garding big losses.
Zealous crusaders of Impractic
al schemes are ever prone to paint
only one side of the picture they
cite only one part of the facts.
This may be due to ignorance of
the over all facts. On the other
'hand, they may know the com
plete facts, but dishonestly dis
regard a part of them. On either
the count of Ignorance or dis
honesty, they stand condemned.
To repeat, there is no such
thing as a "Profit System." That
is a misnomer, just as Inaccurate
as referring to the famous dual
personality of "Dr. Jekyll and
Hr. Hyde" by only one of those
names. The correct name for the
business economy of this nation
is the "Profit and Loss System."
Let's call It that! In missnaming
it we lend encouragement to its
defamers those crltlce who
about losses, or are not honest
enough to mention them.
bearers and others who helped at
the cemetery on such a bad day.
The Heppner Gazette, established
March 30, 1883. The Heppner
Times, established November
18, 1897. Con3olidated Feb. 15,
Published every Thursday and
entered at the Post Office at
Heppner, Oregon, as second
Subscription price, $3.00 a year;
single copies, 10c.
O. G. CRAWFORD
Publisher and Editor
AN AH I ST
New Cold Remedy
February h is a day for re
membering those you love ... in a way
that they'll love We mean with
For a gift from the jeweler's is
one as lovely as it is lasting.
Let us help you select a gift that will
endear you to those dear to your heart
VALENTINE'S DAY - FEBRUARY 14TH -
the day to say "I love you" with a heart box of delicious
chocolates WHITMAN'S GALES BROWN & HALEY.
These beautifully decorated heart-shaped boxes are
filled with heart-melting creams, caramels, nougats,
chips, and other fine sweets dipped in rich chocolate. You
have your choice of many box designs many sizes.
Leave mail orders now! Candy wrapped and shipped.
HALLMARK Valentine Greeting Cards with that expressive
HUMPHREYS DRUG CO.
6-FT. STEEL RULE
STURDY HACK SAW
Nickel plated case with accurate
ly graduated polished steer tape.
Clear markings. Automatic
BIG VALUE IN
So much for so little! Sturdy
steel frame, ebony rubber han
dle Adjusts for blades to 12-in.
Includes 8-inch blade.
26-1 N. HANDSAW
Needed so much and so much
tool for the money. 10-inch 8-point, skew back saw that is
sweep. Standard steel chuck popular everywhere with home
with machine cut gears. Alliga- craftsmen. Weatherproof fin-
ish. Cherry color handle.
Don Walker, Owner Heppner, Oregon
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Pastor Shelby E. Graves
There are many religions, but
only one Salvation, and Jesus
says that He is that way. John,
9:45 a. m. Sunday school. Les
son topic, 'The Water of Life."
11 a. m. worship and service.
Attention! Why does a man stop
and listen when the fire bells
ring and yet gives no heed when
the church bells ring?
7 p. m. Youth for Christ.
7:45 p. m. Evangelistic service.
Thursday, 7:45 p. m. Bible stu
dy and prayer meeting.
Friday, 7:45 p. m. Bible study
and prayer meeting In lone
If you don't attend another
Continued on page ill
We wish to thank the friends
who were so kind to our wife and
mother in her long Illness, and
for the beautiful flowers at the
funeral. And especially the pall-
Yicldi with vry tt.p
AbMrbt ihcfct, j.fi
K..pi row l.ot-frtlh
Enjoy the twin-satisfaction
of their imart styling and -built-in
comfort. Treat your
feet to the slipper-comfort
of the yielding air cushion
nd flexible Arch Lift.
Other Weyenberg Shoes 9.93
The Store Of
HEPPNER HOTEL : : HEPPNER, OREGON
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17. 1950
9.00 A. M. to 12 Noon
Show You How To
One-Unit Htaring Aid
, I -V-.- . Tj
Mr. B. F. Lemke
Com In, Phone or Write far
Phone for evening appoint
ment Ask for Mr. Lemke
Batteries for all aids '
SPONSORED BY JAMES N. TAFT & ASSOCIATES
712 S. W. 9th Avenue Portland, Oregon
a Night Cap... 1g 'h
a Mattress Savings event
like thi!-. I 1
' 1 f this genuine Seafy
Home-malcers, it's trie annual Scaly
"5e-ebrttion" you've been waiting
365 days to welcomel Genuine Scaly
I nnenpring ' 'Ann! ver sary" Mattreuei
ipecially designed . . . specially manu
factured . . ipecially priced for this
Our supply is limited . . . so come in
today and join the parade to the One
... the Only ... the Traditional Sealy
Anniversary Celebration of Onee-a-Year
Mattress Savin pi
Only these Superb Sealy
"Anniversary Mattresses" feature t
V "BrocattnM Covert. ..decorator
daalffncd, found utualljron mattrciMS
priced 25 higher I
V Body-bal anted Innertprlnf unit with
hundred! of specially tempered resil
V Miracle Meih Ineulatlon
V "H.ndl-Crlp" Handles for
V out -else ventilators
V Pre-bullt borders to prevent sagglnf
Case Furniture Co.